Category: Legal

Cartoonist Musa Kart in Prison Unjustly, Again

Almost exactly one year after award-winning editorial cartoonist was released from prison to await appeal, he has turned himself in to serve a sentence for “supporting terrorism” with his colleagues from the Turkish paper Cumhuriyet. The official charge leveled against…

Myanmar Rejects Appeal for Imprisoned Journalists

The Supreme Court of Myanmar has denied the appeal of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the Reuters journalists currently serving seven year sentences after a police set-up. The court’s decision comes on the heals of Lone and Soe Oo…

CBLDF Argues Against Expressive Content Restrictions In UN Guidelines

Recent draft guidelines circulated by a United Nations agency with the goal of expanding child protection also included provisions targeting expressive content, including comics, prose and other forms of artistic expression. Last week, CBLDF submitted comments on the draft that…

Comics Censorship Crises Past, Present, and Future – an Inside Look at CBLDF

Last week Adam Adler from Escapist Magazine sat down with Comic book Legal Defense Fund’s Executive Director Charles Brownstein to talk about censorship in comics, both the history and the current crises. Escapist is a journalistic take on an amalgam…

Victory for EBSCO and Colorado Libraries May Still Chill Speech

The preposterous lawsuit against the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) and EBSCO, a media aggregate database company, purporting the two conspired to traffic pornography to school children, has been dismissed with prejudice, meaning it can not be brought refiled. While this…

ACTION ALERT! Legislation Eroding Education Near You

Earlier this week, CBLDF informed readers about one of three bills in Florida aimed at destroying the tyrannical rule of facts in science class. Now, the Washington Post republished an Associated Press article examining similar legislation in states all across…